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Having trouble with badges and widgets

  1. thesoulfulhome

    Hi, I have an etsy mini widget and a flickr badge I'm trying to put into the side bar. After I paste the code into the text box the only thing that shows up in the sidebar is the actual code. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help.

  2. If you search the forums for "Flickr" you'll find several threads that will guide you through posting a Flickr widget for, which is different from the regular one. I'm not sure how the etsy widget works: can you post the code? Put it between backticks (`< --- those) so we can see exactly what you're trying to paste. Note that etsy is a selling site and that sales aren't allowed on blogs (refer to your Terms of Service for details), as I said in the other thread on this topic.

  3. thesoulfulhome

    Thank you raincoaster! I guess I didn't understand the TOS as meaning you couldn't link to a site where you sold items. I guess I'll have to rethink using wordpress for my blog then. Can I post pictures in posts that link to my etsy shop or that a no no also? I thought the TOS was saying you couldn't link to unethical commercial content. Could you point me to the section where it says you can't link to a selling site. Thanks so much for your help.

  4. blogs are not commercial blogs so perhaps carefully reading this FAQs entry will assist you

    We have a very low tolerance for blogs created purely for search engine optimization or commercial purposes, machine-generated blogs, and will continue to nuke them, so if that’s what you’re interested in is not for you.

    This thread will help with clarification as well

    Please note that does offer an alternative for those who do wish to have commercial blogs. In that case you can either self-host or hire a webhost and have him or her download a free blog template from

    Also note that if you have any questions they should be directed to staff via use of a feedback (button on top right hand corner of any blog page).

  5. Staff have in the past stated that one "discreet text link" to a selling site is okay, meaning one link per blog, not one link per post. But with a blog there are no such restrictions at all; if you're up for the technical issues, it could be a great solution for you.

  6. /nod to raincoaster

    Can I post pictures in posts that link to my etsy shop or that a no no also?

    That's found in the FAQs thread at the link I posted above:

    A discrete link to your business or a site you are associated with in the sidebar or an About page is permitted.

  7. thesoulfulhome

    Again thanks for your replies. I wasn't going to use the blog strictly for commercial purposes, far from it, but if it's against the rules, so be it. I guess I was confused, because the guild I belong to has a blog and there a whole page dedicated to links to all the guild members etsy stores. That's why I had no idea it wasn't allowed.

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